Project Restoration:: Edition 3, the foundation


The foundation was poured this week.  Such exciting times!  We added our scrawl to the semi-wet stuff, profound things like ‘Emme was here’.   I was trying to think of  the perfect scripture but I guess that’ll have to be written on the wood after the framing is done.     I managed an E.W. +  S.W.  surrounded in a heart.     If you look closely at the bottom pic, you’ll see floor trusses!  Framing starts tomorrow.   I have half a mind to move school out to the job site and let the carpenters teach my girls math while I dream of cooking dinner by the lake again.   Tomorrow I have an appointment to pick out tubs and fixtures.  I’m planning to do a clawfoot tub in our bathroom and then just cheapies everywhere else.

As far as the kitchen floor plan goes, we’ve decided to leave it as is except for the addition of a pocket door from the living room into the pantry.    We carefully weighed all our options and finally decided to have a fancy butcher block  custom made that will span the area between the left side of the stove and the 18 inch counter top and will be on casters.    It will have a marble top and be snazzy as can be.  It will be about 3 feet wide (to span the area needed)  but only 2 feet deep so that it can be moved into the workroom when not in use—which given my kitchen habits, could be never.    I went with structure over function here and hope I don’t regret it.  In case you need to refresh your memory, here’s the kitchen floor plan again.  Thank you for all your suggestions—I read and considered them all.   I’m also working with a ‘new-to-me’ online designer to help me with the girls’ room.  I’ve never worked with anyone before and I’m using their room as a testing ground.   It’s been SO much fun so far.  I email her with links and photos and random phrases forty eleven times a day.   And she hasn’t fired me yet.  I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.    She appreciates my quirky ways and understands my immortal fear of things being too matchy.   You’re gonna love her.

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve blogged 3 days in a row.   My computer may indeed implode.

I’m adding things daily to my tumblr site, which is where I store online inspiration photos and links.

Happy Thursday!

xo,

edie

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23 Comments

  • You are truly lucky to have a house such as this….

  • You are truly lucky to have a house such as this….

  • Heather says:

    I look forward to the city (home) with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. – Hebrews 11:10 :)

  • Anonymous says:

    exciting times…it’s encouraging to see each step of progress.

  • Gina says:

    It is great to see all the progress being made. Looks like the weather is cooperating where you are. The party sounds like a great theme. So many possibilities. I hope you can enjoy the process, and have fun picking out new things and designing your own special home.

  • Lauren says:

    ohhhh edie, the foundation is looking fabulous! sooo happy for you and your family. and the picking out stuff is so much fun!!! we are in the process of picking out stuff for ours right now too! i love the idea of homeschooling at the new house construction site – - too fun!

  • Southern Gal says:

    How exciting! It looks huge.
    I’m so wishy washy, a designer would probably pull her hair out before the project was complete.
    (I thought my daddy was the only one who said “forty ‘leven”.)

  • Simplylkj says:

    I am so excited for all of you! How fun to put your imprints in the new foundation.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am so excited for you all!

  • Jan says:

    A claw foot tub sounds fabulous! I’ve always wanted one.

    How great to see the foundation being poured. My kids would love to hang out on site all day. I am sure it would be a dream come true for them.

    Being from Seattle and now living in land locked Denver I am envious of your home on the water. How beautiful!

  • meg duerksen says:

    i don’t check you for a couple of days and i miss a whole PAGE of posts!!!

    loving the foundation.
    what a beautiful site.
    for real.

  • Valarie says:

    exciting times!! So proud for you and your sweet family!! Mr Hoot Owl would like a window view watching over the lake!! :)

  • Polly says:

    So excited for y’all! You may want to consider a “safe room” after all these storms..

  • Suzanne Joffrion says:

    How exciting…….and especially since I know that your TRUE foundation is firmly rooted in the LORD God.
    Have fun watching the building…..

  • Cary says:

    Thank you for taking us with you on your journey! The foundation looks amazing- I know you are thrilled and relieved!!!

  • Camkimom says:

    So happy to read these post this week. I’ve missed ya! Pray for you.

  • Jeduross says:

    Such good and happy news!

  • teresa says:

    So excited about with every picture…..

  • Carin says:

    Edie, how exciting! It’s so nice to hear that you feel you’ve turned a corner and is starting to feel excited about the build. The foundations look great and can’t wait to see the framing when it’s up. Oh, and I’m totally jealous about the clawfoot bath *sigh*

  • Wbrant says:

    A House is born, a house is born. That was my first thought when I saw the first picture! Strange, I know. But I am so excited for you and your family. Thank you so much for including us in your blog/life again – 3 days in a row! You are going to spoil us!!!

  • Tarahlowry says:

    looking beautiful…can’t wait to watch the process….

  • jennibell says:

    Edie, just spent WAY too much time at your Tumblr site — how cool! When you have time (ha! — I know), could you explain how you do that? I see things all the time and *think* I’ll remember how to find them again. . .then can’t, of course.

    Following your journey and praying along with you. A comment I saw this weekend regarding last week’s tornadoes (and I’m paraphrasing here) is that “God will bring good and grow us through this loss and destruction”. Wow. Know you know this all too well. So excited for you and your new home. I’d hate the million+1 decisions to be made here. . .figuring you are thriving :) Blessings to you and your family.

  • Maryjean says:

    so excited for you!!! Have you been to Pinterest.com yet? A great place to get LOTS of inspiration….I’m totally addicted! Check it out!

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